Of late, the game of cricket has become very professional in every section of the game. Especially, in the fielding section, players have increased their athletism to take the game to another level. In the latest, Taijul Islam of Bangladesh displayed exceptional skills at Eden Gardens to dismiss the skipper of the Indian National Cricket Team Virat Kohli.
The incident took place in the third delivery of the 81st over when Ebadat Hossain was given the duty to operate the new ball. Straightaway Ebadat got Virat Kohli in trouble with a brilliant delivery off his first ball, however, Kohli managed to escape. But then came the stunner in the third ball of the over when Taijul Islam at square leg pulled out a moment of brilliance to dismiss Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli scored 136 runs:
It was an ordinary ball from Ebadat, which was bowled on the legs of Virat Kohli. The skipper wanted to flick it away to get the maximum off it, however, Taijul Islam, who was guarding the fence ran towards the ball before leaping to his left side to finish a sensational catch.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli, who was in shock as he walked back to the pavilion with a smile on his face. During the course of the action, the bowler Ebadat Hossain saluted Virat Kohli while celebrating his wicket in the middle. However, the matured Indian skipper walked back without adding any drama to it.
Nontheless, it was a special knock from Virat Kohli, who scored his 27th Test century. Kohli moved from his overnight score of 59 to record another Test century acknowledging a standing ovation from the Eden Gardens crowd. Kohli put on 99 runs with Ajinkya Rahane, who made 51, to pulverise Bangladesh, who were bowled out for 106 in what is also their first pink-ball Test.
With the hundred, Kohli went past former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting’s tally of 19 Test centuries as captain. The list is led by former South Africa captain Graeme Smith with 25 hundreds. Moreover, Kohli became the first Indian skipper to go past the 5000-run mark in the longest format of the game on Friday.